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Thread: Vintage Children's Singer's or just small?

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    Question Vintage Children's Singer's or just small?

    Does anyone know anything about these two cute little machines? It seems like they are asking alot though, but I could be wrong. Experts? http://juneau.craigslist.org/atq/3497875759.html

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    Looks like a Singer 20-a small chain-stitch machine that was sort of an entry level for young sewers. Based on that price I would go right over to Juneau and invest on liquor futures-I bet someone's consuming quite a lot of it there.

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    Yes, too much $$ for those. They are very nice but I've seen them on eBay way cheaper.

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    I got one on eBay for under 50.00

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    Yes, it's a toy sewing machine. Singer used to give one to children when their mother bought a new sewing machine. You can get them for less than $100 on ebay all the time. I have two of them. I paid around $50 for each.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    $400!! Thisbelong in the "What are they smoking" thread.

    I have a hand crank singer 20 like that but I paid 30 dollars 4 in far better condition.

    I also have the rare electric version that I paid only 50 dollars for.

    Steve

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    Thanks all! Just as I thought!

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    I had one of these that was my mother's. It was tan, still in the box, in perfect condition. I haven't seen it in several years, though and I am fairly certain it was in with stuff that was stolen from me when I was moving and my next door neighbors pillaged my house as soon as I left with a load of stuff one day. They took my entire disney collection, too...I had personal christmas cards from Walt Disney and two very rare limited Disney prints. All gone. I knew it was them because I saw alot of my stuff on their back porch. When I called the police they wouldn't do anything because I didn't "see" them do it, and they claimed their kids "found all of it" and brought it home. I was so glad to move out of that neighborhood.

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    I got my Centenial one from Craig's list for $40

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I also have the rare electric version that I paid only 50 dollars for.

    Steve

    Hey Steve,.. what does that one look like? I saw a singer "toy" or child's sewing machine that looked like a Rocketeer at one of the antique shops. I didn't look much closer though after I saw the price.

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    I have 3 vintage toy sewing machines. Two of them are Singer's Model 20. I paid about $75 apiece for them. One of my TSM's is a Damascus that I paid $45 for.

    Those people are asking double - at least - for what those machines are worth! If you want a TSM, just keep your eyes open and one will come along!

    Here is a link to our TSM photo shop! http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...t170590-2.html Enjoy!

    Nancy

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    They are asking too much, for sure. Look around on the internet first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Hey Steve,.. what does that one look like? I saw a singer "toy" or child's sewing machine that looked like a Rocketeer at one of the antique shops. I didn't look much closer though after I saw the price.
    here is a link to a video of my Singer Model 20 Electric working away.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/model20electric.mp4

    here is a link to all of the manuals that I have found (instruction and "adjusters" manuals) in .ZIP format
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/Si...%20manuasl.zip

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    here is a link to a video of my Singer Model 20 Electric working away.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/model20electric.mp4
    That's SOO cool!! It looks like it's in great shape too!

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    yep, the only part that is missing is the belt guard. Someday I will find one...

    I love the sound it makes when running

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    Searching for Singer 20 Instruction Manual

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    here is a link to a video of my Singer Model 20 Electric working away.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/model20electric.mp4

    here is a link to all of the manuals that I have found (instruction and "adjusters" manuals) in .ZIP format
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/Si...%20manuasl.zip
    Steve, I just stumbled upon your reply, nearly two years since you posted it. I have one of these Singer 20 Machines and have not been able to find an instruction manual for it. The link you provided doesn't seem to be working for me. Any other way I might be able to find it? Thanks!

    Debbie

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